Senior Cloud Engineer (AWS)

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United Kingdom-London, United Kingdom

Full Time

a month ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: UK-Highest Level of Government Clearance

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Define Possible at Northrop Grumman UK

At Northrop Grumman UK, our mission is to solve the most complex challenges by shaping the technology and solutions of tomorrow. We call it Defining Possible.

This mind-set goes beyond our customer solutions; it’s the foundation for your career development and the impact we have within the community. So, what’s your possible?


This is more than just a job; it’s a mission.

As a Senior Cloud Engineer, you play a pivotal role in designing, developing and maintaining the critical cloud infrastructure that powers our services. You will be self-driven and organised with a passion for building elegant and stable solutions. You will have the chance to work on a variety of exciting projects with complex challenges within a unique space. You will be at the forefront of delivering core solutions that have real world impact.

For C&I jobs, use: Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer – with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

For Defence jobs, use: Our UK Cyber & Intelligence business combines modern software development approaches with a rich heritage and experience in the Defence and security sectors. Our customers have complex and sensitive data and information requirements requiring a mission partner who quickly understands the context, delivering and sustaining a portfolio of challenging technology projects at scale and pace, supporting them through an ambitious digital transformation programme.

Insert quotes from team leaders / colleagues if appropriate in the blow format:

“My purpose is to lead a team of engineers, rise to the challenges presented, push the boundaries and define possible together.” – Chris Rayner, Engineering Authority at Northrop Grumman UK.


  • Design & develop robust and scalable cloud solutions following AWS best practices for efficiency and security.
  • Get involved in the entire development lifecycle from requirements gathering to design, implementation, test and deployment.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams including software development and product management.
  • Mentor and guide junior developers contributing to the overall team’s growth.


We can offer you a range of flexible, hybrid and remote working options to suit you, including optional compressed working schedule with every other Friday off. Our benefits including private health care, career development opportunities and performance bonuses. For a comprehensive list of benefits, speak to our recruitment team.

We are looking for:

  • 2+ years as a Cloud Engineer with a strong focus on cloud based development in AWS (Azure and/or GCP is a plus).
  • Proven experience in designing, developing & deploying scalable cloud solutions.
  • Familiarity with core Infrastructure technologies on AWS as well as some common third party solutions (AWS CDK, Cloud Formation, Lambda, Docker, Terraform).
  • Excellent communication, collaboration & problem solving skills, ideally with some experience in agile ways of working.

Security clearance:

Due to the nature of our projects, you must be British for this clearance type.

You must already hold the highest level of UK Government security clearance. Our requirement team is on hand to answer any questions and we will guide you through the process:

Why join us?

  • A mission to believe in Every day we contribute to building a more secure and connected world, expanding our reach from land, sea, and air to space and cyberspace. From engineering data and intelligence solutions, to developing maritime navigation and control systems and innovating command and control systems for the UK and NATO, what we do together matters.
  • A place to belong and thrive Every voice matters at our table meaning you can bring your authentic self to work. From our Employee Resource Groups backed by thousands of employees, to sponsoring Cheltenham Pride and our partnerships with Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers, Forces Transition Group, Mind, and Women in Defence – we are passionate about growing and supporting our inclusive community where everyone can belong.
  • Your career, your way - Shape your career journey with diverse roles, mentorship, and development opportunities that fuel your curiosity, channel your expertise and nurture your passion. Looking for flexibility? Balance your professional career with your personal life, health and wellbeing benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development. Speak to our team to find the balance that’s right for you.

Ready to apply?

Yes – Submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by our team and we will be in touch.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more about this role – Reach out to our team for more information and support:

No, I don’t think this role is right for me – Our extensive UK growth means we have exciting, new opportunities opening all the time. Speak to our team to discuss your career goals.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.

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